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About Jimena de la Frontera, the province of Cadiz and Spain as a whole, focused on this small village in the mountains

19 pairs of short-toed eagles ringed by Migres

aguila_culebrera_Circaetus gallicus_short-toed (Agencies) The Migres Foundation has ringed 19 pairs of short-toed eagles (Circaetus gallicus, or águila culebrera in Spanish) in the Straits of Gibraltar area as part of its 2009 campaign that began in March. This species, which specializes in catching snakes (culebra=snake), is classified as ‘vulnerable’ in Europe and ‘insufficiently known’ in Spain. Several birds have also been provided with satellite transmitters in order to obtain more research material. (Can anyone provide more information? Jon?)

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  Jon wrote @

I’ll try to email Richard Banham and see if he can let me know more. I have met some of the Spanish bird ringers, but didn’t know they were dealing with Short-toed Eagles. They are a common sight over Jimena in the spring and summer, but nearly all leave for Africa in the autumn. Jon


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